Canadian Wildlife Federation
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Ban With A Plan: We Need a National Pollinator Recovery Action Plan!
Join us! Let’s tell government that we need a National Pollinator Recovery Action Plan. Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, moths and flies, play critical roles in ecosystems and in the production of our food. If you’ve eaten an apple or worn a comfy cotton t-shirt, you can thank a pollinator for transporting pollen between those plants’ blossoms. Despite the important services they provide, the populations of many wild pollinators are declining, largely due to changes in their habitat, intensive agricultural practices and pesticide use, invasive species, disease and climate change. The good news is that much can be done to bring pollinator numbers back. We can create habitat by planting pollinator-friendly plants along roadsides, in parks, along utility corridors and even in our backyards and schoolyards! We can support sustainable agricultural practices, such as crop rotation and retaining hedgerows. We can ban the use of harmful pesticides. Taken together, actions like these promote “pollinator recovery” and require attention from industry, governments at all levels and each of us. Working with corporations, municipalities, provinces, territories and Indigenous Peoples, the action plan would: Create a National Pollinator Monitoring Program Establish habitat restoration projects in areas such as city parks, right-of-ways and along roadways to create pollinator pathways across Canada Pollinators need a voice that only you can give. It is time for dedicated action to halt their decline. Read the letter to the Minister: Dear Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, I support the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s call for the creation of a national pollinator recovery action plan. Working with corporations, municipalities, provinces, territories and Indigenous Peoples, the action plan would: 1. Create a National Pollinator Monitoring Program 2. Establish habitat restoration projects in city parks, right-of-ways and along roadways to create pollinator pathways With this comprehensive approach that would include a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, significant investment in alternative options for pest management and a robust pollinator recovery action plan, Canada could be a leader in environmentally sustainable practices. It’s critical to the survival of our pollinators, their habitat and the environment.
Sign the “Ban With A Plan” Petition!
Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a group of insecticides that are chemically related to nicotine. Hundreds of studies show that of the use of neonics cause pollinators — like bees — significant harm. It affects their ability to navigate, learn, collect food, and reproduce. On top of the other major environmental stressors, neonics are a major threat for our disappearing wild pollinators. Neonics are now the most widely used insecticides in the world. Global sales are estimated to be over US $2.6 billion dollars. In Canada, five of these insecticides are approved for use on many of our foods, including corn, soy, peas, beans, fruits and vegetables. They remain active in the plant for many months, and in the soil up to several years. As part of the CWF’s launch of Ban With a Plan, we encourage you to sign this petition to urge the Government of Canada to continue to address this issue and ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and invest in alternatives. Learn more at BanWithAPlan.org #BanNeonics